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The Annual “Photo Contest - Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park” and Exhibit features photography of the Park, its structures and nature, so get out your cameras, pick out your best shots and submit an entry to our contest.
Registration for 2023 Contest will open January 2023, but it's not too soon to find or take your photos!
REGISTER FOR THE PHOTO CONTEST (opens January)
Entries are limited to one per category.
1. Where are Your Footprints?
People doing Park activities, or evidence of people doing Park activities
2. Stories in Stone
Remnants and structures of the Park history
3. In the Wild
Park flora and fauna
Youth are 16 years old and under. Youth will have the same categories as adults, but will be judged together rather than by category.
First, Second and Honorable Mention winners will receive the following:
Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place on a date and time to be determined when safe to gather.
Photos must be taken in Umstead State Park to be eligible. Your photo can be taken at anytime, so you can take new photos or look through your treasure trove of past photos. See the contest rules and waiver here.
Registration for 2023 Contest will open January 2023, but it's not too soon to find or create your illustrations!
The goal of our annual illustration contest is to showcase some of the wonders of Umstead State Park using graphic illustrations. Winning illustrations will be featured on displays at the Park Visitor Center, commemorative t-shirts and similar items to support our Park.
Illustrations (drawings) featuring or inspired by plants, animals, landscape or historic features within Umstead State Park will be accepted. Please submit your graphic illustration as an Illustrator file compatible with CS5, but we will accept EPS, JPG, TIP or Photoshop.
Multiple winners are possible. Winning entries will receive:
Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place on a date and location to be determined.
See the contest rules and waiver here.